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Vibration at Work Training

Effectively controlling vibration at work now can dramatically reduce health effects years down the line. Learn how you can help protect yourself or your staff.

UK organisations must comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. The regulations aim to protect workers from exposure to vibration and reduce the likelihood of employer liability. Compliance is achieved by adequate risk assessment, providing good supervision and training.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) and Vibration White Finger are caused by repetitive use of hand held vibrating power tools i.e. pneumatic breakers, grinders, chainsaws, strimmers etc. The tissue becomes damaged and results in a permanent blanching of the skin, tingling hands and arms, loss or lack or dexterity, agonising or crippling pain and numbness. Once damage has occurred there is no cure so you must have a sound understanding of how to prevent injury.

Who should attend:
All personnel who use vibrating equipment and those who manage, supervise or employ them.

Topics covered:
• Regulations applicable
• Statistics
• Risk assessment
• Method statement
• Selection of the correct equipment for the task
• Do and Don’ts
• Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs)
• Symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
• Vibration White Finger
• Full body vibration
• Measuring Hand Arm Vibration
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Course Duration: 4 hours. Certification Provided.

HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety

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